Monday, June 02, 2008

Another Storm Another Story

Four tornadoes, wind gusts up to 140 miles an hour and enough rain in 15 minutes to make Stockton and Truman merge into one big lake. I have been spending time answering phone calls tonight, and if I believed everything people have heard from so and so, I would be grabbing my faimly and heading for the Rocky Mountains. Taking outage calls at a utility is a lot like playing that telephone game we used to do in youth group, without the deteration into discussion of someone's underwear.

One thing you can believe is that people are without power. We wish they knew we believed them the first time. By the third or fourth time they call, it just seems like they are more lonely than anything.

I would have more sympathy for them but it is about 83 degrees outside, reruns are on television and it is still light out. They should be thankful we are pushing them to enjoy the outdoors except, you know, for those people who are now a part of Truckton Lake.


Matthew S said...

What utility company do you work for? If I may ask. I'm just wondering because I work for an insurance company now that insures electrical cooperatives. I didn't know if they had a cooperative out there.

Brandon said...

I think you should believe everything they are telling you and head for the Rocky Mountains! Yay!

aaronash said...

At the risk of this showing up in a Google search, I am Member Services/Marketing Rep. at Sac Osage Electric Cooperative.

Also, this would be a good time to say that SOEC is a wonderful member-owned coorporation with fantastic employees and some of the best member-owners anyone could ask to work for.

Matthew S said...

At the risk of breaking the insurer/insured code of privacy (I just made that up), I'll say that it appears we keep giving you quotes and you keep rejecting us. You're in our system, but you don't have any policies with us. I guess you're just in that 10% of co-ops who are too good for us.